JEDDAH – The Jeddah Mayoralty has given the go-ahead for the construction of the first private sector desalination plant in the Kingdom.
The plant, which will cover an area of 22,000 sq. m. of Jeddah’s southern Corniche, will be entirely funded by a private company.
According to Nabeel Mufti, Head of Investment Dept at the Mayoralty, 25% of the project land area will be reserved for the desalination plant and its facilities, with the same space reserved for gardens.
The contract with the unnamed company also obliges it to construct a reservoir with a capacity of 20.000 cu m. and a parking lot for water tanker trucks along with a number of other facilities. – Okaz/SG